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Season Ticket and Tailgate Information

As August charges full speed towards the fall and football season, an important question needs to be asked: have you got your season tickets and tailgate plans in order yet?

Season tickets (I believe) are still available, as are individual tickets, though I don't think buying a season ticket guarantees you tickets to "The Rivalry" at this point. If you're a student, your big chance to get tickets starts on September 1st - and I'd suggest jumping on them since "The Rivalry" sells out very early.

Undoubtedly some of you have some sort of rig similar to the one on the left (the picture is missing, of course, the fully stocked bar). If so, you're prepared for any upcoming tailgate at home or away, and I congratulate you. (Of course, if you still need some tailgating gear, I'd encourage you to go to the LFN Tailgate store to maybe get that extra grill cover you might have forgotten.)

For those of you (like me) who might not have invested in ExxonMobil when gas was only 89 cents a gallon and can afford a rig like this, fortunately some of the official alumni clubs have set up official tailgate parties. The information on these is starting to trickle in now.

First comes this from the Lehigh Club for Philadelphia: a pregame breakfast tailgate at Flip & Bailey's (formerly the Wild Onion) September 13th, prior to the away game at Villanova. Starting at 10:00 AM, the price is $20 for adults and $10 for those under 21, and includes a fill breakfast buffet of "bagels, eggs, bacon, sausage and fresh fruit, plus unlimited draft beers (several to choose from) and Bloody Marys," according to the press release. Sounds like a fantastic time! You can register for the event at this link.

The other official tailgate party comes as a part of the extensive Young Alumni Reunion on October 3rd-5th. Lehigh will be hosting Cornell that weekend (the same opponent, incidentally, that Lehigh defeated at the opening of Murray Goodman Stadium 20 years ago this year 27-14), and the cornerstone event (as far as this crazy Lehigh fan is concerned, anyway) is the pregame young alumni tailgate. I mean, corn chowder, fried chicken, sandwiches and a PIE buffet? Not to mention a full array of beverages... That is sick... in a good way.

Tickets are $25, and game tickets are only $5 if you also buy in to another young alumni reunion event such as the Class of 2003 dinner or the Brown & White bash. In addition, there is going to be a party on Friday at the Bethlehem Brew Works as well. Time to get your liver in shape... now.

You can register at this link here. You can check out pictures of last year's event here as well, courtesy of the Facebook Lehigh Alumni group.

But back up to that pie buffet in the tailgate for a second. Seriously, is Paula Deen going to be showing up? That sounds right up her alley...

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